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So-Called Land Grabs in the Global South: Reality and Repercussions?

November 28, 2012 // 2:00pm4:00pm
This event was a frank conversation regarding the positive and negative aspects of these deals on the macro and micro level in Sub-Saharan Africa, considering 70% of contemporary large-scale land acquisitions are based in this region.

The Aga Khan Rural Support Program and the Role of Civil Society in Pakistan

November 08, 2012 // 9:00am10:15am
A discussion with a top official from one of Pakistan's most respected development organizations.

Mao, Stalin and the Korean War: Trilateral Communist Relations in the 1950s

November 02, 2012 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Shen Zhihua, former Wilson Center public policy scholar and director of the Center for Cold War International History Studies at East China Normal University will discuss his latest book entitled, “Mao, Stalin and the Korean War: Trilateral Communist Relations in the 1950s” which examines relations between China and the Soviet Union during the 1950s, and gives a unique insight into Chinese thinking about the Korean War.

Going Beyond Nuclear: New Energy Security Realities for Japan and the United States

October 31, 2012 // 10:00am5:30pm
The Fukushima nuclear meltdown has forced Japan to reconsider its energy policy, and as the country continues to grapple with the aftermath of the March 2011 crisis, public opinion remains deeply divided about the country’s future energy policy including nuclear power. The United States, too, is facing its own challenges, as a bonanza in natural gas within its borders in recent years is redefining the meaning of energy independence. How both countries are looking beyond petroleum to meet their respective energy needs, and prospects for alternative energy sources including nuclear power, were the issues at stake at the latest Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum, held in Tokyo on Oct. 31. .

Combating Barriers and Expanding Opportunities for Women in Public Service in India

October 26, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, in conversation with Ms.Indira Jaising, Assistant Solicitor General of India
photo by Mona Youssef
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When America Leaves: Protecting Women and Girls in Afghanistan through Education

October 19, 2012 // 9:00am10:00am
Sherjan talks about her decades of work ensuring the education of women and girls in Afghanistan, including under the Taliban regime when she ran underground schools. She also discusses the serious challenges that remain in educating women and girls and explains how Americans can protect their investment in the country by continuing to advance educational opportunities for all Afghans.
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Beyond Seven Billion: Reporting on Population, Environment, and Security

October 09, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
“When I embarked on this series, I approached it as an environmental reporter: What does a growing number of us and growing consumption mean for our planet?” said Los Angeles Times reporter Ken Weiss at the Wilson Center on October 9. Weiss, along with photographer Rick Loomis, recently completed a five-part series and multimedia presentation on global population that was the culmination of a year of research and travel through more than six countries.
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China’s New Leadership—Opportunity for the United States?

October 03, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Watch the webcast HERE! The upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will usher in a new generation of leaders to oversee the world’s second largest economy for the next decade. How will the incoming fifth generation of Chinese leaders affect party policy? As the U.S.-China relationship continues to grow, in size and complexity, what are the implications of this once-in-a-decade leadership transition, especially for bilateral interaction? Dr. Henry A. Kissinger is joined by former Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy, former Fellow Dr. Cheng Li, and China scholar Dr. David M. Lampton to discuss the possible implications for U.S.-China relations of this once-in-a-decade power transition.
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Strategic Asia: China’s Military Challenge

October 03, 2012 // 8:30am12:00pm
How China is investing in its military capabilities to match its economic might, and what that could mean for the stability of the region are the latest subjects examined by the National Bureau of Asian Research’s annual report, Strategic Asia 2012-13: China’s Military Challenge. The even was hosted by the Wilson Center's Asia Program and co-sponsored by the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.

The Missing Link: How Can the Pakistani Diaspora Improve U.S.-Pakistan Ties?

October 02, 2012 // 11:00am12:30pm
A briefing on how the Pakistani diaspora can help enhance ties between Pakistanis and Americans.

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